Petition to get recreational marijuana vote on Oklahoma November ballot nearing signature goal

TULSA -- A petition that is seeking to get a vote State Question 797, which would legalize recreational marijuana, on the November 2018 ballot is nearing its goal of signatures.

Green The Vote said SQ 797 has collected 104,372 signatures as of Sunday. 

State Question 797 seeks to allow anyone 21 years old or over "to legally possess, use, grow, process and sell marijuana and derivatives within the rules set by the Oklahoma Cannabis Commission."

Green The Vote is also pushing to get State Question 796 on the ballot, which would allow marijuana to be classified as an herbal drug to be regulated by the Oklahoma Cannabis Commission.

"Oklahoma SQ 796 legalizing medical marijuana when enacted will allow the possession, use, growth, processing and sale of medical marijuana and derivatives to those licensed to do so."

SQ 796 has received 93,785 signatures as of Sunday.

The group is working to get to 125,000 signatures for each petition by Aug. 1.

Anyone who wants more information about the petitions should visit https://gtvok.com/get-petitions.

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